Federalist: A Bernie Sanders speechwriter released footage of Joe Biden criticizing anti-war Democrats in 2003 when George W. Bush initially entered the Iraq War.
When Biden was a senator, he addressed an audience at the Brookings Institute delivering a message that he stood with the U.S. President and his invasion of Iraq.
“Some of my own party have said that it was a mistake to go to Iraq in the first place. They didn’t believe that it’s not worth the cost, whatever benefit may flow from our engagement in Iraq. But the cost of not acting against Saddam, I think would have been much greater,” Biden said.
Biden continued by praising Bush for his leadership in the Iraq invasion.
“The President of the United States is a bold leader and he is popular. The stakes are high and the need for leadership is great. I wish he’d use some of his stored up popularity to make what I admit is not a very popular case. But, I and many others will support him,” Biden said. read more